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Cascade TraderCascade Trader Shows Off Prime Tech Dedicated Mulcher

Cascade Trader Inc., a logging and construction equipment dealership located in Chahalis, Washington and Hayden, Idaho, hosted an on-site demo of its new line of PrimeTech dedicated forest mulchers on Saturday, June 6 in Hayden.

PrimeTech is a division of FAE USA and offers the PT series of tracked carriers. Equipped with the FAE head, Cascade put the PrimeTech PT 175 to work chewing into slash piles and brush for about 25 spectators, including logging contractors and crew members. Cascade also showed off the FAE DML/HY-125 head attached to a Doosan 85R.

Designed as an alternative to skid steers, the PrimeTech PT series are built for rough terrain and extreme conditions.

Cascade Trader“Going from a skid steer to a dedicated mulcher, you’re going from a low-grade undercarriage to a true D3 size undercarriage, single bar grouser, Rexroth finals, Cummins power, everything is simplified on the machine. The cab tilts up and all the doors swing open. It’s a really well thought out piece of equipment,” said Cooper Brunoff, Operation Manager of the Hayden dealership.

Several of the attendees stepped up to operate the machines. “The guys coming from a skid steer were a little timid at first. But after a little bit of running it, they started mowing down trees and using the cylinder to rake brush piles and mulch that stuff. It seemed like everyone was impressed,” said Brunnoff.

With the addition of the FAE heads and PrimeTech machines to its full line of Doosan logging and construction equipment, Cascade Trader is poised to become the PrimeTech dealer for Washington state and Northern Idaho.

“This is the next adventure. Its where we’re at with PrimeTech. We hope to build those brands right behind the Doosan and integrate them together. I just think that dedicated forestry mulchers fit right in with what we do right now,” Brunoff said.

Rottne Industri Rebuilding for the Future

Rottne Industri is rebuilding the main factory with its sights on the future. The goal is to have capacity to produce 300 forest machines by 2026, which is more than a doubling when compared to the number of machines built just a few years ago.

Initially the investment concerned a completely new layout change in Assembly hall 2. Four models from the range are built there: Rottne H8D, H11D, H21D and F18D.

“I was asked by the company management to evaluate the possibility of doubling the manufacturing capacity,” says Johan Svensson, Assembly manager at Assembly 2. “We were finished in March and clearly noticed an improved work quality with reduced lead times, and with that, also an increased flow to production as a result.”

Ideas, proposals, and points of view were collected. All members of staff were involved in the process to draw up the new guidelines that would apply in the hall. Five new revolving cranes have been installed to facilitate the work. Each model has its own station, and the fitters have all the tools and right components within easy reach. Since March, capacity has been doubled.

“Thanks to the rebuilding and rationalization, there is now the capacity to manufacture around 200 machines per year, just in this hall,” says Johan Svensson.

Wallingford’s Announces Distribution of Veriga to North America

Wallingford’s Inc. is pleased to announce a new partnership with Veriga, one of the largest global manufacturers of tire chains and forestry tracks.

John Wallingford, President of Wallingford’s Inc. stated, “We are very excited with this new relationship with Veriga and look forward to bringing this great brand across the Atlantic.”

Established in 1922, Veriga has expansive production programs, and is a prominent European presence in the forestry industry. Wallingford’s Inc. is looking forward to marketing Veriga’s broad range of products across North America, adding new products to their line-up with European design and quality.

New products include: a full line of bogie and wheel tracks for forestry equipment, forestry chains for skidders and CTL machinery, snow/traction tire chains for trucks, tractors and heavy machinery, and tire protection chains for heavy machinery.

Doosan Welcomes Two EquipmentShare Locations as New Dealerships

Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, is partnering with EquipmentShare to expand its dealer network with two new locations. The new dealerships are located in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Commerce City, Colorado.

EquipmentShare is located at 295 South Redwood Road in North Salt Lake, Utah. The Colorado facility is located at 5050 East 58th Avenue of Commerce City, in Denver.

“We’re excited to launch this partnership with Doosan at our Salt Lake City and Denver locations,” says Jabbok Schlacks, CEO of EquipmentShare. “Doosan is a brand with years of success and a loyal customer base behind it. We’re proud to be able to partner with Doosan to better serve our customers and provide them with the quality and dependable equipment they need.”

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